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College hoops power rankings: The debate for No. 1 is on

Kansas and Kentucky are loaded. No surprise there. Duke and UNC are in the mix - as usual. But a couple of other contenders just might surprise you.

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Lessons learned inside a Duke basketball practice

How much can you discover while observing one Blue Devils workout? Plenty. Zion Williamson can be scary good and versatile, but that's not all.

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Zion drops the hammer on breakaway slam

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Zion rocks the rim on monstrous dunk

Duke freshman phenom Zion Williamson drop steps and tomahawks the vicious slam in the Blue Devils' intrasquad scrimmage.

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SEC Preview

Three preseason burning questions about the SEC

Can Tennessee or Auburn steal some attention from Kentucky? We have answers to that and more.

SEC preseason power rankings: Kentucky tops a talented field

Don't be surprised if more than one SEC team reaches the Final Four, but the conference's talk starts -- as usual -- with John Calipari's Wildcats.

AAC Preview

AAC preseason power rankings: Can UCF stay healthy?

Will Tacko Fall and the Knights take the American, or will Houston, Cincinnati, UConn, Memphis or another challenger emerge?

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Three preseason burning questions about the AAC

Can Dan Hurley turn things around at UConn? We have answers about the Huskies, the NCAA tourney and more.

Penny Hardaway is latest legend to return to lead former team

As Hardaway is set to begin his first season as the coach at Memphis, take a look at other Hall of Fame-level players who returned to coach their former teams.

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NCAA changes

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  • New NCAA rules are more cosmetic than they are consequential

    There are some things to like about the new NCAA rules, such as allowing undrafted players to return to school. But if the aim was to eliminate corruption in the sport, then it's another missed opportunity by the NCAA.